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ERIC Number: EJ1146427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Lessons from the Zagorsk Experiment for Deaf-Blind Psychology
Suvorov, A. V.
Russian Education & Society, v58 n9-10 p650-673 2016
This work outlines the historical background and implications for deaf-blind psychology of the so-called Zagorsk Experiment, which was conducted in the USSR in the early-to-mid-1970s. Pioneered by the Department of Psychology at Moscow State University, the experiment involved conducting extensive fundamental research and deploying a comprehensive compensatory-rehabilitative pedagogical framework for several deaf-blind graduates of the Zagorsk Children's Home (Moscow region). This endeavor has brought novelty insights into the nature of deaf-blindness, and has yielded compelling evidence that the challenges and limitations caused by this type of disability can be effectively overcome even at the adult stage through a systemic cooperative-independent learning and development approach, gradually enabling a solid mastery of core human cognitive faculties and independent living skills. [This article was translated by Kenneth Cargill.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: USSR
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